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Johnny Dodds 1927
Johnny Dodds
Johnny Dodds 1927
Genre: Jazz
 
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Though not as well known as many of his contemporaries in early jazz, Johnny Dodds was widely respected by critics, fans, and other musicians as one of the greatest clarinet players of the pre-swing era. The New Orleans na...  more »

      
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All Artists: Johnny Dodds
Title: Johnny Dodds 1927
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Classics
Release Date: 6/12/1997
Genre: Jazz
Styles: New Orleans Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Though not as well known as many of his contemporaries in early jazz, Johnny Dodds was widely respected by critics, fans, and other musicians as one of the greatest clarinet players of the pre-swing era. The New Orleans native had no formal training, learning his art from the ground up by playing with the innovators who coined the musical terminology of jazz. His playing evinced a warm, rich tone and the kind of rhythmic subtlety that defined greatness at the time, and he was known for his emotional, "hot" soloing. These 1927 tracks show Dodds leading a sextet that included the awesome Freddie Keppard on cornet, brother Warren "Baby" Dodds on washboard, Eddie Ellis on trombone, Jasper Taylor on drums, and either Lil Hardin Armstrong, Jimmy Blythe, or Tiny Parham on piano. --John Swenson
 

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Leonid Gershon | 01/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Classics 1927 CD contains all the sides cut with Armstrong playing under Johnny's leadership. Recorded at the same time as Louis' Hot Fives etc., these recordings are just as important. The cd has been unavailable lately. There's also an alternate take of Wildman Blues available from Neatwork. Seems to be the only known surviving alternate from the these sessions."